I agree that this season was a mess, and it seemed to me that they needed to clean everything up, but put all the chess pieces in place, for what seems to be a reboot for S4. Although I keep reading that this was their most successful season? I was so frustrated with these ridiculous "cliffhangers", i.e.. Oliver is dead, everyone is poisoned; really? Oliver dying had great potential for a character that had been written into a corner, to move into the next stage of his development. But they screwed it up by pushing Laurel into the team, because it seemed as if the point of Oliver "dying" was to see the team without him,which apparently it was, and it did not work. Laurel could have slowly transitioned onto the team, because I still love her as a lawyer a sister, and a daughter, more than anything else. I agree that Felicity saving him was too much, and Ray's suit, to me, always looked ridiculous. He fit in better with the Flash, as he and Barry, even in those few moments a few epis' back, had great chemistry. I had hoped that Felicity would remain VP of Palmer Tech, and still go on a sabbatical with Oliver. But I guess they had to do the whole blowing up thing, for the new spinoff? I am an Olicity shipper, and they belong together. But they screwed that up, as it was growing organically, and they could have written it differently, and ended up in the same place. This was not angst, but an exercise in frustration, with no meaningful interaction. It was no longer a joy to watch, as it was on repetitive cycle, that hurt Felicity's character. I agree that it should be in the background in S4, and simply be an adult relationship and what that entails. I think that it could be a great example for the younger audience to see what that looks like, and what better way to do it, than with a couple w/a huge fan base? The best episodes of the season were the crossovers, and their time on The Flash, proved that Olicity can work, they just needed to cross the line into becoming a couple. It also included the original team, but that's over now, and I am willing to watch S4, as a reboot, gives me hope. I loved Thea's arc this season, but not seeing any repercussions for being reborn, was disappointing. Watching her shoot Oliver in 2.22 was amazing! Also, did anyone else feel like they were learning more about Felicity, Felicity & Oliver on The Flash, than on Arrow?
It was great watching Kyle turn over Peter, but Peter was smiling as he was taken away. I think Kyle's boss was immortal, and they wanted to know where the damning intel was located. They probably guessed that Kyle would do as he did, because they knew what type of man he is. Illaria has been around long enough to read human character traits, and how to manipulate them. They played Julia from the beginning, so the entire year was a set up to trap Alan, so their secret would never be discovered. Talk about playing the long game, right? It was pretty nauseating, but very Helix to see the ad for the produce, which we knew would cause infertility. Finally we have Sara, taking a cue from her time on the island, by managing procreation in a matrix-like facility. I'd like to see the origin story of the immortals, and see what happened to Kyle & Soren, along with Hatake, Julia and Sara. Kyle was not immortal, but who knows, perhaps there will be some type of resistance group along with Alan and Hatake. It would be a nice way to close out the series and finally understand where and who the immortals were.
I want to know more about Olivia and her Dad; when she told Jennifer about what she was doing, it was the only time she showed emotion. The actress is amazing, she stole almost every scene that she was in; you can't beat Emily Hampshire. I can't wait to learn why she and Ramsey never age. I understand what has happened w/the first 2015 timeline failed, but so many questions, which I love!What is the endgame? There is no way Ramse can see his son again, Olivia said the timeline must remain unchanged so that he will arrive, but what then? Is there another future at stake? I also want to know why they don't age; it's definitely a time traveling thing. They were unaffected by the paradox that created The Red Forest, and that was not of this time; it was somewhere else. They have their fingers in everything; apparently even Spearhead! They must have been controlling events then as well, as they sent Ramse to 1987. Poor Aaron, sold his soul to the devil to save Cassie and she's having none of it. Maybe he will meet Jones? I found the "Art of War" a nice touch as well. I have said this many times, but I think Ramse is going the Terminator strategy on Cole, that glass of milk, right?. I am really sad about the deterioration of the friendship between Cole & Ramse. It is really tragic, who knew they had so much resentment towards each other? Could we ask questions for days and days, seasons and seasons! Yes! So glad we got a an S2. Oh Cole, inadvertently giving Goines the idea for a virus. And we can't forget the three mirrors; showing three images of Jennifer and Olivia; damn I love this show. side note: Do that they named her Olivia , as a nod to us Fringe nerds?
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